Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center CSP Project

This page provides information on Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center
Location: Indiantown

United States
Owners (%): Florida light and power
Technology Hybrid, Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 1799
Nominal Capacity: 75 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2010

Status Date

Status Date December 05, 2021


Break Ground Date 2009
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 155
Lat/Long Location 27.054,-80.563
Total Power Station Land Area 2.02


Developer Florida light and power
EPC Lauren Engineering
Operator Florida Power & Light Co.
Electricity Generation Offtaker Florida Power & Light Co.


Total Construction Cost (2010) 476.30 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $543.6 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 7248
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.3
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)
Concessional Funding or Other Support Federal tax investment credit $120 million

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 464908
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 1136
# of Loops 142
# of SCAs per Loop 8
# of Modules per SCA 6
SCA Length (m) 72
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Gossamer Space Frames
Collector/Heliostat Model LAT 1
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Dowtherm A
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Dow
Receiver Manufacturer Solel
Receiver Model UVAC-2008

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 75 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Wet